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Princeton municipal building may reopen in June

Princeton municipal building may reopen in June

Fourteen months after the Witherspoon Hall municipal building was closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic, steps are being taken to gradually open the building at 400 Witherspoon St. to the public – possibly as soon as June 1.

Although municipal employees have been working in Witherspoon Hall off and on during the pandemic, April 30 marked the first day that a majority of the staff were in the building in anticipation of re-opening the building, Princeton officials said.

“This will go on for a couple of weeks to shake down the building to see if there is anything else we need to do to make it safe for the employees and the public,” Acting Administrator Bob Bruschi told the Princeton Council at its April 26 meeting.

“After the two-week shakedown, we will enter into a soft opening. The building will be open for a half-day for a week or so to see if there are any other problems that we need to deal with,” Bruschi said.

Princeton officials hope to be ready by June 1 for a full re-opening of Witherspoon Hall, making the offices accessible to residents who choose to go to the building to conduct business, he said.